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Looking for a dynamic, professional speaker for your organization or your community's next gathering? Invite me to share stories of wandering Indiana, tourism, community development, agriculture, and more.

Phil Anderson

Phil Anderson

A dynamic professional speaker, sure to engage and inspire your audience or guests.
  • Business conferences or luncheons

  • Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, and other civic group meetings

  • Historical societies and preservation groups

  • Community groups and events

Building on a successful career of leading non-profit organizations in agriculture and rural community development,  I am a Teacher, Teller, Traveler, and Connector. I so enjoy speaking when I can talk with the audience members rather than talking at them. Drawing upon 40+ years of experience and expertise, it’s fun to help groups and individuals rethink the questions we ask, create conversations that matter, and share stories. As a strategic-connector-of-dots, I see the patterns within complexities revealing new ideas and concepts. I am a dynamic speaker and effective writer, bringing ideas and stories to life and helping them resonate with key audiences. Let’s have a conversation about your place and your story.

Topic Suggestions

2,230 Dots

Hear the story of the 37-year, ultimate Life Off The Highway Experience, visiting every one of Indiana's 2,230 cities, towns, villages, and settlements.  

10 Travel Tips

Learn how these 10 Tips can help you get off the highway and deepen your travel experiences. 

15 Lessons 

Wandering around teaches you about yourself and the places you visit. Here are the lessons learned that might help you in your travels.

You Choose...

Interested in another subject? You choose: agriculture, rural Indiana, community development, geography, sports, history, or something else. 

"A native Hoosier, Phil Anderson is a gifted story teller and loves sharing his tales from the back roads with fellow travelers."
Amy Vaughn

Amy Vaughan

Clinical Assistant Professor  

IUPUI Tourism, Convention & Event Management

Are you an Experience Taker or Maker?

Experience Takers are all of us who travel. We take advantage of products and experiences created by others for us to experience or consume. (if that's you this website is right where you need to be).

Experience Makers are travel and tourism professionals who create the products and experiences for travelers or work with community leaders to capitalize on local assets. They craft narratives, connect assets, develop products and experiences, and create and implement marketing plans.

So for you Experience Makers out there visit
 rethinkphil.com, for consulting and thought leadership on:

  • Cultural Heritage Tourism

  • Strategic Planning & Facilitation

  • Community Development

  • Servant Leadership